Ron Paul Blasts NSA Defenders: “You’re Justifying Dictatorship!”


Piers Morgan: Ron Paul, if you had been President – which you could have been, you ran for office this time, and you could have won – are you in all seriousness telling me that you would have stopped all of this tracking of data in the way that the NSA has been doing it?

Ron Paul: An awful lot of it, but it wouldn’t be stopped, you would still have your intelligence gathering, but it would be done under the law. You would have probable cause, and you would have courts. This idea that you can go to the FISC court and get a warrant is ridiculous. The monitoring by the President, saying, “We are going to pick and chose who we’re going to assassinate, whether they’re an American citizen or not. But we have monitors, we’re going to study this”, is the rule of law? What he’s doing is repealing the Magna Carta. You can’t just do these kinds of things, and this one is not only repealing the principles of liberty, but it’s destroying the constitution. So, my question should be to all of you who defend this nonsense: why should the penalty be for the people who destroy the constitution? They’re always worried about how they’re going to destroy the American citizens who tell the truth to let us know what’s going on, but we ask the question, “What is the penalty for the people who deliberately destroy the constitution and rationalize and say, ‘Oh, we have to do it for security'”. Well, you know what Franklin said about that, you end up losing your security and your freedoms, too. So I think we’ve embarked on a very, very dangerous course, the American people are with us on this, it’s totally out of control. And I would say, if you’re confused about what we should do, just read the constitution, what’s wrong with that? Get people to repeal it and change the constitution, but not just to deny it. We go to war without a declaration, we totally ignore the constitution. That is what our problem is today, we have no rule of law, and people say, “Just let secret courts do this, and the government has to know everything, and the American people have to have no privacy”. That reflects an intimidation, people are insecure and think that we need more authoritarianism. You’re justifying dictatorship, that’s what you’re doing.

Piers Morgan: Okay, Ron Paul, I have to leave you there, in full flow.


  • corrreecct

  • Piers Morgan hacked into cellphones in the UK and got away with it by throwing a woman under the bus. Two face fagget

  • i agree, this is not new. i do not *only* blame this on him. he DID do what I said above, which makes what you said rather hypocritical if you in fact want to defend him.


  • Morenito34 is welfare trash PARASITE
    You are so full of crap it coming out of your eyes and ears

  • Do you even know that Corporate Welfare (No Bid Defense Contracts & Pork) cost us WAY MORE than social welfare programs like food stamps and government housing??? I doubt it because if you knew, you would have included it in your little rant.

  • It’s not up to us. It’s up to the electoral college. In other words, it’s sort of an oligarchy. It’s just an illusion of choice, we don’t actually have a say in the matter on the personal level.

  • It’s really very simple:you’re either for the Constitution or you’re against the Constitution (hint: ALL THREE BRANCHES OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ARE OUT OF BOUNDS CONSTITUTIONALLY) “Our founding fathers would think it’s time for another revolution.”-Ron Paul 2002

  • Thomas Jefferson once said, “When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears their people there is liberty.” The constitution is the supreme law of the land and it is wrong to give up a “little liberty for some security” because Ben Franklin said those who sacrifice some liberty for security will have Neither and will lose both.

  • The American public has no say in who their president is.

  • wow, from whistle blower to leaker in just a couple of weeks. great job murican media, good job.

  • He wasn’t even on the ballot lol xD. Blame the republicans for not making him the primary. There the stupid shits who picked flip flop Romney.

  • Do we even know that If the majority voted for him, he would be president? That whole system is rigged

  • FAmerica and f the constitution
    Americans for obama wants more welfare,food stamps and illegal drugs

  • No i don’t but ask yourself this why wouldn’t the government have a system like this. The government has checked peoples mail and spied on suspect people since the beginning of time and as technology advanced they had more information on the people they want, but when they see Joe Johnson or some ordinary persons name they don’t even care and don’t even look at their stuff. I know its shocking to find out new information because you are too stupid to use logic but it really isn’t that bad.

  • I tried…. Now I’m just looking for a way out of this place. Iceland is looking pretty good right now.

  • Spy Vs Spy

  • Piers Morgan is only sticking up for his NSA buddies across the water, wasn’t Morgan incriminated in spying on Paul McCartney and had to appear in front of the Leverson inquiry in Britain….

    This is like asking an arsonist what he thinks about a fellow arsonist fire…

  • WAKE UP!

  • Who’s ass did Piers Morgan have to tickle to go from judging on a talent show, to getting a news correspondence job?